A natural scotogenic model for neutrino mass & dark matter

Amine Ahriche, Adil Jueid, Salah Nasri

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In this letter, we propose an extension of the scotogenic model where singlet Majorana particle can be dark matter (DM) without the need of a highly suppressed scalar coupling of the order O(10−10). For that, the SM is extended with three singlet Majorana fermions, an inert scalar doublet, and two (a complex and a real) singlet scalars, with a global Z4 symmetry that is spontaneously broken into Z2 at a scale higher than the electroweak one by the vev of the complex singlet scalar. In this setup, the smallness of neutrino mass is achieved via the cancellation between three diagrams a la scotogenic, a DM candidate that is viable for a large mass range; and the phenomenology is richer than the minimal scotogenic model.

Original languageEnglish
Article number136077
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Publication statusPublished - Mar 10 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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